Falling Bolt is a skill in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Hold axe high in air to gather fierce lightning, and smash ground to whip the bolts to the ground.

In-Game Description

Hold swordspear high in the air to summon fierce lightning that descends upon distant foes.


Dragonslayer Greataxe
The player stands their ground for a couple of seconds, holding their weapon high above with both hands whilst summoning a fierce bolt of lightning; then slams it onto the floor, provoking an electrifying explosion which deals massive damage and knocks down all enemies in the vicinity.

Dragonslayer Swordspear
The player stands their ground for a couple of seconds while electricity starts radiating from within the spear, then lifts it up in the air, calling a fierce bolt of lightning to fall in the distance.

The spot where the lighting bolt falls upon is dependent of the distance where the first enemy in front of the player is standing.


Single playerEdit

Especially useful against bosses or enemies hiding behind their shields. Consumes a considerable amount of FP per cast (35 for the greataxe and 20 for the swordspear), which renders it to be used moderately.

The player should take into consideration the amount of time it takes to build up this attack (two seconds approximately), time in which they will be completely vulnerable; any attack received in the meantime will cancel the casting. However, if the player succeeds, they will be rewarded by inflicting a massive amount of Lightning damage, which will kill most lesser foes and seriously damage any boss.

Online gameplayEdit

Similar use as in single player mode, although more caution should be taken due to the unpredictable behavior of human opponents. Still, they may be taken by surprise by suddenly casting this skill while trading hits.

The explosion's area-of-effect properties can be taken advantage of by creative players; for example, by casting this skill near ledges.


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